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Group:  J | 25.01.2011, 20:30h
Group:  J | 25.01.2011, 20:30h
94-74
19 - 2421 - 1019 - 1835 - 22
19 - 2421 - 1019 - 1835 - 22
Venue: Izmir (TUR) |
Spectators: 3000 |
Referees: Benjamin Barth (GER), Alfred Jovovic (CRO), Rafael Ganiev (RUS)

GAME REPORT


Jovo, Holston Fire Karsiyaka Past KRKA

KRKA Novo Mesto have been one of the EuroChallenge's best teams this season but the Slovenians were no match for Pinar Karsiyaka on Tuesday night.

In a Last 16 battle between two 1-0 sides in Group J, Karsiyaka pulled away in the second half for a 94-74 victory.

The Turkish club's center Jovo Stanojevic led the way with 23 points and 12 rebounds while electric point guard David Holston scored 22 and came up with five steals.

KRKA only trailed 40-37 early in the third quarter following a three-pointer by Goran Ikonic and then closed the deficit to 43-42 after a lay-up by veteran power forward Jure Balazic.

Holston responded by scoring five points in a 7-0 run for Karsiyaka.

When an Ikonic basket reduced the arrears to 53-46, Holston answered with a three-ball, giving him 11 points in the frame.

KRKA managed to stay within striking distance, trailing 77-67 with less than three minutes to go.

Karsiyaka outscored them 17-7 the rest of the way, though, for a convincing win.

Balazic had 15 points to lead KRKA.

Dusan Djordjevic was also good for the visitors, making three of four from the arc on his way to 13 points.

He handed out six assists and corralled five boards.

COACH QUOTES


Quotes Pinar Karsiyaka vs. KRKA

Hakan Demir, Pınar Karşıyaka coach:
"After winnimg an away game at Antwerp Giants, this win tonight was very important for us. According to our game schedule, we will play two in a row at home. That gives us an adventage at he moment. We beat one of the strongest team of this competition. I congratulate all my players, our fans and to our management who gives us total support."

Birkan Batuk, Pınar Karşıyaka player:
"We took an important win against a very hard opponent. Congratulations to my team-mates and to everybody who worked hard for this result. We have very important games coming up, now it is time for us to focus."

Aleksandar Dzikic, KRKA Novo Mesto coach:
"First of all congratulations to our oppenent Pınar Karşıyaka, which is a very god team and have good players in their roster. We will try to overcome the result in our home game."

Smiljan Pavic, KRKA Novo Mesto player:
"Pınar Karşıyaka is a very strong team, we knew that before we came here. They played very hard and deserved to win. We will be waiting them in our home to get the advantage back."

 

 

Top performers

Accumulated statistics

51.7%

30/58
FG
M/A

42.2%

27/64

60.6%

20/33
FG2P
M/A

46.5%

20/43

40.0%

10/25
FG3P
M/A

33.3%

7/21

66.7%

24/36
FT
M/A

81.3%

13/16

33

10/23
RT
RO/RD

39

14/25

11

AS

17

12

TO

16

14

ST

9

2

BS

4

20

PF

30

94

Pts

74

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